Christa Henderson

Teacher - English, Social Studies

Phone
403.782.8726 ext. 5188
About Me

Henderson Classes Website

In 1997, I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Social Sciences and English) with Distinction and a Bachelor of Education (K-12) with Great Distinction from the University of Lethbridge. I have held teaching positions ranging from grade four to grade twelve in Aboriginal Studies, Art, Drama, English, blended Humanities courses, Musical Theatre, and Social Studies.

Teaching at LCHS since 2007 has been a rich and varied experience. Having held a permanent contract with Chinook's Edge for ten years prior to my arrival with Wolf Creek School Division, I found the move breathed new life into my Professional Development in the area of First Nations, Metis and Inuit aspects of education. By teaching in the English and Social Studies departments, I have been afforded the opportunity to develop and use several new resources at the High School and Elementary Level.

Creating Effective and Persuasive Visuals:

http://www.learnalberta.ca/content/sscpev/index.html

2012 Significant Visits:

http://prezi.com/6jjaf_zz3oyt/plt-2012/?kw=view-6jjaf_zz3oyt&rc=ref-1275969

2013 Empowering the Spirit Literacy Series:

http://empoweringthespirit.ca/literacy/video-series/

 

During the 2013-2014 school year, I took a one year leave to work as the Maskwacis Wahkotowin Teacher in Wetaskiwin Regional Public Schools.  The position involved working with students, teachers, administration, board members and parents to collaborate for student success in the division.

My current teaching assignment includes English Language Arts and Social Studies at the 20 and 30 levels and Aboriginal Studies 10. Outside of school hours, my professional commitments include working with First Nations Cultural Advisors and Knowledge Keepers at Maskwa & Associates, Samson Cree Nation, Maskwacis.  Over the summer, this meant attending and helping to present at Red Deer College, the Kodaly Convention at Augustana University of Alberta Campus, Parkland Regional Libraries and Burman University.